Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tonight's Sky for March 3: Venus Rises 1 Hour Ahead of the Sun

Want to see Venus, second planet from the Sun and third brightest object in the sky? Well, you'd better hurry up as the 'morning star' is sinking ever lower in the predawn sky to the point that it is now rising just an hour ahead of the Sun, meaning that it will be very close to the horizon, too. As the weeks progress, Venus will only get lower and lower until it reaches solar conjunction (and thus invisibility), which is set for June.

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